Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders

Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders

  • Signed by the Author
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 2007
ISBN 9780719569203

£45.00

London, 1889. Oscar Wilde, celebrated poet, wit, playwright and raconteur is the literary sensation of his age. All Europe lies at his feet. Yet when he chances across the naked corpse of sixteen-year-old Billy Wood, posed by candlelight in a dark, stifling attic room, he cannot ignore the brutal murder. With the help of fellow author Arthur Conan Doyle he sets out to solve the crime - but it is Wilde's unparalleled access to all degrees of late Victorian life, from society drawing rooms and the bohemian demi-monde to the underclass, that will prove the decisive factor in their investigation of what turns out to be a series of brutal killings.


The Oscar Wilde Murders is a gripping detective story of corruption and intrigue, of Wilde's growing success, of the breakdown of his marriage, and of his fatal friendship with Aidan Fraser, Inspector at Scotland Yard... Set against the exotic background of fin-de-siecle London, Paris, Oxford and Edinburgh, Gyles Brandreth recreates Oscar Wilde's trademark sardonic wit with huge flair, intertwining all the intrigue of the classic English murder mystery with a compelling portrait of one of the greatest characters of the Victorian age.

Book Condition & Notes

Very good first edition, with several pages towards the front of the book with creased top corners. In a very good unclipped dust jacket, with a small watermark to the top edge, and a short section where the finish is peeling away to the bottom back edge.


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Gyles Brandreth

Giles Brandreth is an English writer, broadcaster, actor, comedian, and former Conservative Member of Parliament.

In September 2004, Brandreth's book on the marriage of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, Philip and Elizabeth: Portrait of a Marriage was published. In July 2005, he published a second book on the Royal Family, entitled Charles and Camilla: Portrait of a Love Affair, which concerns the three-decade love affair between Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Brandreth has written a series of seven works of historical fiction called The Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries, in which Oscar Wilde works with both Robert Shepard and Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Book Condition & Notes

Very good first edition, with several pages towards the front of the book with creased top corners. In a very good unclipped dust jacket, with a small watermark to the top edge, and a short section where the finish is peeling away to the bottom back edge.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.